IPE Junior Lan Nguyen has been awarded the IPE Summer Research Grant for 2007. Lan's project is titled "Brain Drain versus Brain Gain in Vietnam: Changes in Human Capital and its Effect on Development."
Lan writes that, "For my research I hope to explore the changes in human capital in Vietnam and how it affects the development process of the country. Furthermore, I want to investigate the causes of those changes -- focusing on such factors as immigration and travel policy. I will travel to Vietnam to interview people of different demographics and who are contributing to the country's brain drain/gain phenomenon."
The IPE grant provides $4000 to finance student research each year. The grant is funded by royalties from the IPE textbook project.